Earrings 2008 “The Golden Fleece”
Purple Passion Agate Slices
© Pamela Huizenga 2012.
At age 16, Pamela began studying the art of stone cutting under the tutelage of Jerry Call. This early passion for “rocks” lead her down the path of exploring design and all areas of the jewelry industry at a young age, but it wasn’t until 2009, when she began focusing more on her own design aesthetic, that her collection began to blossom. Pamela’s unique ability to pair unusual and rare gemstones, with her chic and timeless jewelry designs, is intriguing to the jewelry collector who is constantly looking for something new. Inspired by the dichotomies in nature, Pamela expresses both the calming and dramatic force of the oceans, the serene and yet vibrant colors of the deserts and the contrasting hues of the world’s forests. Each of her creations is a one-of-a-kind piece, designed with exacting specifications, and Pamela is involved in every step of the design process. From cutting and polishing stones, to layouts on her signature duct tape, to design and manufacturing – Pamela’s hand touches it all. Pamela is constantly searching the globe for beautiful and intriguing stones, evidenced in the magnificent color she uses in all of her work. Today, you can find Pamela Huizenga Jewelry in the most luxurious of high-end retail stores, independent jewelers and boutiques around the globe. As much as she loves to share her designs you can always persuade this self-titled “rock hound” to share her love of gemstones and minerals. She has a plethora of knowledge and listening to her share her passion is a real treat.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Pamela Huizenga in her jewelry designs express the human side of nature, being the person who wears the piece and the audience connect in a natural realm many times undervalued because of the use of more expensive gems. At the same time her pieces as this Chalcedony Earrings creates a sense of now in our bodies in front of the eyes of others, because her designs encompasses the global restlessness to protect the natural beauty of The Earth.
The Mountain Rainbow or Vinicunca from Los Andes of Peru and the Geological Park Zhangye Danxia from the province of Gansu in China, unite these two countries through a symphony of turquoise, lavender, red and golden colors, which are mixed with the brown of the earth, the green of the grass and the gray of the stone, turning the rainbow into something palpable. It seems like a mirage, something unreal, but in truth, it’s a wonderful design that only nature could create. Such are the designs of Pamela Huizenga, in her pieces, you can see a deep respect for the designs created by nature, sometimes even their creations have components still in the form of a rock. It’s evident in the work of this artist a small polishing and cleaning on the stone or gem, but I am sure it is a pleasant surprise for the audience to find an artist who reveals to us with naturalness and simplicity and with very little invasion: the work of the nature; just as nature presents its work in a mountain of colors, with the same simplicity. Because jewelry works hand in hand with the best sculptor we will ever know: nature. I will never stop marveling when an artist has the sensitivity to exercise the minimal influence on something that is already known almost perfect, and that definitely in the hands of the man with sensitivity become in greatness or small masterpieces like those of Pamela Huizenga. Because there is something beyond our stars on earth the diamonds, we have rainbows as well.